Crime

Man charged with murder after shooting unarmed burglar in back, police say

A man is behind bars, accused of killing an unarmed burglar.

Jonesboro police now say “violent offender” escaped during transport; not from mental health facility

  Family shares letters from prison inmate Curtis Watson

  Shelby County commissioners working through options for surveillance camera program deployment

  Family upset with THP’s handling of deadly tractor-trailer crash investigation

MPD: Man critically injured in gas station shooting

Police investigating deadly shooting at storage facility

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  Woman accused of killing pastor faces judge

Police investigate homicide after man hit by car

  3 men unknowingly rob two FBI special agents in Downtown Memphis

  DeSoto County investigators uncover 'one of the worst’ cases of child pornography

  MPD opens investigation on I-40 road rage shooting in search of suspect

  Memphis City Council members debate police, fire residency requirements

  DA clears Shelby County deputies in deadly 2018 shooting of Keyshon Parham

The District Attorney’s Office found that Shelby County deputies were acting within the law upon shooting and killing a man last year.

  Police identify remains found by boater as man killed in July

Memphis Police Department identified the human remains found by a boater to be a man who went missing in July.

Southaven man charged with molesting children, distributing child pornography

A Southaven man was arrested for molesting a child and distributing child pornography.

  Shots fired in road rage on I-40

Memphis Police Department is investigating a shooting on I-40 in Downtown Memphis.

  Family questioning if 2001 cold case is connected to infamous serial killer

  Family attorneys argue for DNA testing in case of man executed for murder

Man wanted for alleged check fraud in Crittenden County

  Mississippi police investigating murder of 20-year-old

  Customer convicted of killing Memphis cellphone store employee

  Woman asks for new DNA testing after father was convicted and executed for murder

  Memphis pastor accused of raping, pouring insecticides down neighbor’s throat

A Shelby County man accused of stabbing, raping and pouring insecticides down his neighbor's throat is also a local pastor with a criminal past.

Tennessee State student found shot in dorm has died

Authorities say a 19-year-old Tennessee State University student found shot in a campus dorm has died

  MPD: Man stabbed, suspect found at fish market

A stabbing sent two men to the hospital Saturday afternoon.

  SCSO: Teens captured after escaping Varangon Academy

Two teens from an alternative school in Bartlett have been captured after running away Thursday.

Suspect shot, killed in Jefferson County deputy-involved shooting , police say

Matthew Abrams, 40, was believed to be a wanted suspect in a recent crime in the area.

Police: Security guard hit by shoplifter in vehicle

According to an affidavit, Iann Davenport, 46, is facing multiple charges after she was seen putting $700 worth of products in her purse by the store’s security guard Friday morning.

  Police: Two men charged in chop shop bust

Officers with the Multi-Agency Gang Unit say they busted a chop shop in Whitehaven this week.

  Family of man executed in 2006 to ask Shelby County judge to order DNA testing of evidence in case

Monday, the daughter of Sedley Alley and lawyers from the Innocence Project will present their case to a Shelby County judge, asking for DNA testing on decades-old evidence they feel could exonerate Alley of murder.

Police: Caregiver threatened, assaulted by patient in Cordova home

Gilmer allegedly told the caregiver he would punch her in the face before throwing her belongings out of the home.

Man on TBI’s most wanted list, suspected accomplice arrested in Corinth

One of Tennessee Bureau of Investigation’s most wanted fugitives was arrested in Corinth, Mississippi, on Friday morning.

  Southaven hopes safe surrender program gets residents cleared of legal trouble

Southaven Police Department is giving the city’s residents a chance to clear up their legal burden.

16-year-old in hospital after overnight shooting

A 15-year-old is in the hospital after an overnight shooting.

  Police: 10-year-old girl found after being taken from Memphis school by non-custodial mother

Police say 10-year-old Teyonna Woods who was taken from school Thursday morning by her mother who does not have legal custody has been found.

  MPD hosts annual Youth Crime Watch Conference featuring ‘Angel Moms’

The 'Angel Moms' were a part of MPD's annual Youth Crime Watch Conference held at Mt. Vernon Baptist Church Westwood.

  Man accused of killing man with string of Christmas lights

According to the DA's office, Hans Banks strangled his friend with a strand of Christmas lights.

  Sheriff’s daughter accused of shooting man in eye with paintball

Mississippi Bureau of Investigation is investigating an incident in Panola County.

Man arrested, accused of assaulting woman and pouring insecticide down her throat

A 58-year-old man is facing several charges after police say he assaulted a woman and poured insecticide down her throat.

  Police seek suspects in McDonald’s shooting

A surveillance photo shows someone police said was involved in a shooting at a Whitehaven McDonald’s.

  District attorney reviewing investigative case file in 2011 death of Dyersburg mother Karen Swift

The 44-year-old mother of four was found dead in 2011. Nobody has faced any charges in connection with her death, which the medial examiner ruled a homicide.

  Operation Grizzly Bear results in over 2,000 citations on Memphis interstates

Data shows, during Operation Grizzly Bear, troopers issued a total of 2,016 citations -- 263 for speeding, 22 for improper passing, a total of 83 arrests were made.

  MPD officer relieved of duty, accused of assaulting hospital employee over hot dog

A Memphis police officer is now relieved of duty after a Regional One employee said he assaulted her over a hot dog.

  2 teens arrested for shooting at Wolfchase Galleria

Police believed five suspects were involved in the shooting, but after further investigation, only two of the suspects wanted were responsible for the shots fired.

MPD: 1 dead another injured in shooting on South Parkway

According to the Memphis Police Department, officers responded to the shooting around 7:20 p.m. where they located one victim that had been shot and was pronounced dead at the scene.

  Serial carjacker sentenced to decade in prison

Investigators linked McKinney to three carjackings in July 2018, including one at a Kroger fuel station in Collierville.

  Man convicted of 1999 stabbing death of UofM student taken off death row

The 2002 death sentence of a Mississippi man convicted of abducting and murdering a University of Memphis graduate student was changed Monday to life in prison without the possibility of parole.

Teen charged with murder in connection to New Chicago shooting

Officers responded to the scene near North Decatur Street and Capital Avenue around 2:45 p.m. Monday where they found a female victim dead.

MPD: Woman faces attempted murder charge for hitting driver in Wendy’s drive-thru

She struck the woman with the front of her car knocking her over the hood onto her head.

Police: 2 men arrested after attack, victim defends himself with ax

The two left the scene after the victim picked up an ax during the fight.

  Parole board denies parole for man who tried to kill his wife 3 times

Fred Wortman's next parole hearing is scheduled for 2026.

  Police: Nurse practitioner attacked with knife at Millington mental health clinic

The stabbing happened at Professional Care Services near Navy Road and Veterans Parkway around 8 a.m. Monday.

  Caught on camera: 2 men steal from Tunica rec center

Tunica County Sheriff's Office is looking for two people they said burglarized the G.W. Recreational Center.

  6 indictments handed down after ‘Operation Crime Driver’ in Tipton Co.

A federal sting operation netted six indictments for violent crimes in Tipton County.

  Woman shot, killed on Lamphier Ave.

Memphis Police Department is investigating after a woman was shot and killed Monday night.

  Repeat DUI suspect charged in deadly crash

James Seward, 25, was out on bond for his first DUI when the deadly crash happened. He is also now out on bond for the crash that killed the young father.

  2 arrested in Holly Springs fatal stabbing

A man and woman are in jail Monday after charged with stabbing a man to death early Sunday morning.

MPD: Man injured in shooting near I-240

He was taken to the hospital in critical condition.

  TBI: Man pleads guilty in murder of undercover TBI agent after 3 years

Frazier was working undercover investigating illegal drugs in Jackson when he was shot and killed.

Helena-West Helena police arrest man suspected in multiple area business robberies

Brandon Taylor, 38, was wanted last month for the robbery of the Federal Post Office on Sebastian where he jumped over the counter in a mask

  Police release new details about shooting in mall parking lot

No one was injured, but inside the mall employees described a chaotic scene.

  Southaven Safe Surrender program set to clear up bench warrants

Though some citizens worry, Southaven Police Department says the program is not a trick.

  Woman accused of shooting mother while she slept undergoes mental evaluation

Deputies confronted Jones and said she admitted to shooting her mother.

Man shot at Whitehaven McDonald’s

Memphis Police Department is investigating a shooting at McDonald’s.

  Woman accused of shooting mother to appear in court for mental evaluation

A 22-year-old woman accused of shooting her mother while she slept is due to appear in court Monday.

  Man accused of attacking 14-year-old, offering money for sex

She told police, that’s when Brooks approached the girl and offered her $50 in exchange for sex.

  5 wanted by police after shots fired at Wolfchase Galleria

Law enforcement is searching for five people after shots were fired at Wolfchase Galleria.

MFD: Fire ‘intentionally set’ at vacant hotel

The Memphis Fire Department responded to a fire at a vacant hotel in the 200 block Union Avenue Sunday evening.

  MPD: Boater finds human bones near MLK Riverside Park

Human bones were discovered in South Memphis on Sunday morning.

  1 dead, 1 injured after Lamar Avenue shooting turned crash

A shooting turned crash left one man dead and another person hurt Sunday night

  Police investigating shots fired at Wolfchase Mall

Memphis police are responding to a shots fired call at Wolfchase Mall.

  Memphis woman escapes sex trafficking; suspect arrested

A Memphis woman escaped from being forced into sex trafficking and the man who’s allegedly responsible has been arrested by police.

Police: Man dies in Holly Springs stabbing, entered woman’s apartment forcibly

Police arrived to the scene around 4:52 a.m. responding to a call where a woman reported she had stabbed a man that entered her apartment forcibly.

  FBI Data: Overall violent crime down in Memphis, but homicides, assaults up

New FBI statistics show overall violent crime fell across the country last year, including in Memphis. However, some violent crimes, like homicides and aggravated assaults increased in the Bluff City.

MPD: Man arrested in assault, trafficking of 19-year-old woman

Police responded to a reported assault at a hospital on Thursday where a woman told them, 30-year-old Brian Curtis had been trafficking and assaulting her.

MPD investigating hit and run crash involving motorcyclist and stolen vehicle

A crash involving a vehicle and a motorcycle, that left the motorcyclist in critical condition, is being investigated by Memphis Police.

Police: Man injured in stabbing incident

Police say officers responded to a wounding call where they found a man had been stabbed and was taken to the hospital in critical condition.

Reported bullying incident under investigation at Coahoma Community College, officials say

Officials at Coahoma Community College say a student reported bullying and intimidation by another student Wednesday, inside an on-campus residence hall.

Motel closed as public nuisance agrees to safety changes for re-open

Drug activity, weapons, prostitution and four deadly drug overdoses were among the issues.

  Murderous 2018 crime spree brings indictment for 4 Memphis teens

The spree involved carjackings, robberies and more than a half dozen victims.